When you’re driving in to Newport from the south of the Island along the Blackwater Road, you will have seen the new cricket club taking form over the last year, or so.
If you’re not in the know, it’s called Newclose.
It’s clearly a big job creating the Isle of Wight county cricket ground from scratch, but that’s what Brian Gardener, the man behind it and President of Ventnor CC, has taken on. A noble gesture indeed.
The pitch has been sprouting new good, green grass for quite a while now, but it looks like the latest addition is the Cricket scoreboard.
Great to see the new cricket ground steadily coming along.
Open to all Island clubs
Once complete, the grounds are going to be made available for all Island cricket to use, all the way down to the under nine and under 11 nippers.